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Grinding Fake Teeth Doesn't Have the Same Impact, Does It?

Posted on 7/23/2017 by Sergio Ortegon
Teeth grinding can be an issue for your dental health.
Grinding your teeth, more commonly called bruxism, can cause a lot of damage to the enamel of your teeth. It can ruin your teeth completely if it goes on too long without any type of treatment. However, if you have dentures, it isn't going to have the same type of impact on your teeth. It will only impact the fake teeth, which shouldn't hurt your mouth, right? Well, not so fast. While you may not hurt the real teeth you have left, it can still hurt your mouth.

Bruxism Can Hurt More Than Just Your Teeth

When you grind your teeth, no matter if your teeth are real or false, you hurt more than just your teeth. Putting that much pressure on your gums can cause your gums to be tender and sore. This can also open up your gums and your jaw to being sore, harming any natural teeth you have left. The extra pressure from grinding your teeth can also do a number on your jaw. By pushing down on the opposing jaw, this can leave your TMJ inflamed, and leave you with pain that may be difficult to control. TMJ pain can also leave you with headaches and pain when you move your mouth at all, including to speak.

The type of teeth you have in your mouth doesn’t impact whether or not your mouth is damaged by grinding. It just impacts which parts of your mouth are hurt the most. Don’t think that you can get away with grinding your teeth just because it isn’t being done on natural teeth. It is still harmful and will leave you facing pain that could be avoided. Find out what can be done to help you bypass the damage from grinding your teeth before it hurts more than just your teeth. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (832) 968-9108.
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